Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

JAN 2018

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January 2018 43 Contractor: Mink's Outdoor Professionals Designer: Mink's Outdoor Professionals Location: Kentucky Materials: Upper wall – CMUs, stucco; lower wall – rubble stone Dimensions: Upper wall – 6' tall x 50 lineal feet; Lower wall – 4' tall x 80 lineal feet Crew Size/Project Length: 6 people/6 months Special Interest: The contractor reported that this project took a lot of engineering because it was built on a sloped lot in a very confined space. The crew had to dig down 8' to get to the grade. The lower retaining wall has a built-in bench. Above Contractors: Valencia Stone Art Construction, Superior Concrete, Speed Fab-Crete Designer: Glass-Renta, Inc. Location: Texas Materials: Retaining wall block, prefab concrete panels Dimensions: Panels – 8' tall x 275 lineal feet (includ - ing overlap); Retaining wall – 70" tall x 210 lineal feet Crew Size/Project Length: varied greatly/about 1 year Special Interest: The project addresses privacy issues and noise mitigation from adjacent roadway while pro - viding an attractive wall design and landscaping for the neighborhood. A wall drainage system that ties into the city storm drain was incorporated into the build. Contractor: TDH Landscaping Designer: TDH Landscaping Location: Maryland Materials: Setback gravity system, helical piers, Eldorado Stone, River Gorge country rubble veneer Dimensions: 660 sq. ft. of pool walls Crew Size/Project Length: 5 people/45 days Special Interest: The pressure of the pool and exist - ing pool house was pushing on the old retaining wall. The contractor had to stabilize the pool from underneath so it wouldn't shift and cause damage to house, remove old retaining wall and install new one (inset). All of the concrete blocks had to be craned in. The top of the pool house was removed to open up the pool area, and then the remaining brick pool house walls were veneered. Above Contractor: TDH Landscaping Designer: TDH Landscaping Location: Maryland Materials: About 30 tons of boulders, Tennessee fieldstone with West Mountain fieldstone caps Dimensions: 47" tall x 55 lineal feet Crew Size/Project Length: 3 people/4 days Special Interest: The crew had to excavate for each boulder, position the boulder and secure with mor - tar. They also built a boulder wall around the pool equipment, using 20 linear feet of Tennessee grotto rock. The first course of boulders was below grade. Right Right

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